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Todd Buchholz    

Former White House Director of Economic Policy & Managing Director of the $15 Billion Tiger Hedge Fund

As a frequent commentator on the state of the markets, Todd Buchholz brings his experience as a former White House director of economic policy, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, and a Harvard economics teacher to the cutting-edge of economics, fiscal politics, finance, and business strategy. Buchholz is a frequent guest on ABC News, PBS, and CBS, and he recently hosted his own special on CNBC.

Before joining Tiger, Buchholz was President of the G7 Group, Inc., an international consulting firm whose clientele included many of the top securities firms, investment banks, and money managers in New York, London, and Tokyo, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. His commentaries were closely read by officials at the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank, and Bank of England. Buchholz won the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge and Harvard. He was a fellow at Cambridge University in 2009, holds several engineering and design patents, and is a co-producer of the Broadway smash “Jersey Boys.” Buchholz is the inventor of the Math Arrow, a mathematical matrix that makes numbers more intuitive to children. Martin Cooper, widely recognized as the inventor of the cellular phone, has called the Math Arrow “ingenious.”

Buchholz is widely sought for his depth of experience, sharp wit, and honest, entertaining delivery. He puts global politics and financial markets into perspective and offers a positive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s markets.

An experienced media personality, Buchholz gave a lecture at the White House entitled “Clarity, Honesty, and Modesty in Economics” and has delivered keynote speeches before such influential corporate and financial institutions as Microsoft, IBM, Goldman Sachs, and the United States Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a consulting advisor to the White House, Allstate, SAP, and Toyota, and he is routinely asked to provide perspective in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Speech Topics

How to Tackle and Embrace AI

AI is disrupting the way we do business, even faster than the Internet, the PC, and television did in past decades. Former White House Director of Economic Policy Todd Buchholz, author of Market Shock and New Ideas from Dead CEOs, tackles the startling implications of AI technology — when to harness it, and how to discern hype. As finance, tech, and industrial firms like Morgan Stanley, Apple, and Tesla rush to file patents, Todd explains where the AI revolution is going and how AI will impact inflation, oil prices, and interest rates. A former managing director of the legendary Tiger hedge fund, Todd's writing on technology and the economy have been praised in the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, and he has been featured on media programs from ABC to the BBC. Organizations like the Pentagon and Goldman Sachs have placed Todd’s works on their recommended reading lists, and Todd has delivered provocative and insightful keynotes before the world’s leading companies, and audiences at Stanford, Harvard, and Cambridge, among others.

  • Discover how to harness AI to lower costs and expand markets
  • Pinpoint how AI will change financial markets, disrupting inflation and interest rate expectations
  • Reveal how AI will overhaul the job market, creating vast new opportunities, while also requiring retraining
  • Decode when AI is used effectively versus when it’s used merely to hype

New Ideas from Dead CEOs

  • Discover the entrepreneurial secrets that launched McDonalds, Sony, Estee Lauder, and Apple.
  • Find out why Ray Kroc, Steve Jobs, and Sam Walton conquered their competition
  • Apply the brilliant and motivational lessons of the greatest CEOs to your business today
  • Examine whether now is the best time to lock in financing and where around the globe are the best opportunities

Behavioral Economics Can Work for You

  • Take a world tour to the “hot spots” that are on the cusp of economic and political change
  • Understand how presidents and prime ministers -- from Washington to Beijing -- make crucial decisions
  • Learn how globalization has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, while sparking protests about Brexit, NAFTA, and NATO.

How to Compete in a Global Economy

  • Learn how the “scissors economy” cuts costs while creating new opportunities
  • Explore the ways to build customer loyalty even when facing unforeseen competition
  • Find out which countries offer the best opportunities for investment and expansion

4 Ways to Conquer a Business Crisis

Todd unlocks the 4 strategies that keep businesses prospering when they hit an unexpected crisis. Ninety percent of the Fortune 500 list from 1955 are gone. What can you learn from the survivors? Tap into Todd's frontline experience as White House director of economic policy and managing director of the Tiger investment fund, to get your business growing now.

  • Find out how companies like Disney, Johnson & Johnson, and Audi bounced back from near-fatal hits to their bottom line
  • Discover whether your company should invoke the “Clean Sweep” or “Big Bet” strategy to win back customers
  • Learn whether the economy will bounce back with a V-shaped, U-shaped, or W-shaped recovery, and how to adjust
  • Position your company to be, not just a survivor but a beneficiary of the economic rebound ahead
  • Target the customers and entities that can spend the most—soon

Prosperity Ahead — or Not?

  • Discover how demographics, technology, and globalization are reshaping the economy and our future
  • Pinpoint the signs of stock market rallies, and the warning signs of slumps
  • Identify the political pressures on trade, debt, and interest rates from the U.S. to the E.U. to China

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